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Waipoua Forest

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Address: on Northland's west coast, between Dargaville and Omapere, Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
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We visited the Waipoua forest as part of our tour and we were truly humbled as we saw the giant kauri trees in the forest. The most famous of all, Tane Mahuta, is really a sight... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Waipoua forest as part of our tour and we were truly humbled as we saw the giant kauri trees in the forest. The most famous of all, Tane Mahuta, is really a sight and takes your breath away. You could sit in front of this gigantic tree and just be struck by it's awe. The forest itself... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad we changed our travel plans to include the West Coast of Northland. I felt honoured to be in the presence of such beauty.

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Greater Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The roads to this place are scenic and there are clean working toilets at the entrance. You can do a short walk or longer walks through the forest and the plants are amazing. The walk is on a boardwalk but probably not suitable for those with some disabilities as some of the walk was on dirt. I found the place... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Waipoua forest is a must-see destination for anyone visiting Northland. It is on the rather wild West coast, and offers an impression of what the land north of Auckland was like before the arrival of Maori. Allow plenty of time to walk to the trees. Spend time absorbing their majesty and strength. This is not something for a fleeting... More 

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016

Making your way down the Kauri Coast will take you through 19km of the Waipoua forest. Take the time to stop and visit the incredible Kauri Trees of the forest. All trees are accessible via easy flat walking trails that are noted by the green signs along the road. Take note to clean your shoes before and after entering each... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016 via mobile

You don't want to miss these trees or the walk in the woods. Just great. Oldest trees in New Zealand and something to very much see

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016 via mobile

We did the drive from Whangarei to Waipoua Forest. It was lovely driving through the very green rolling hills and seeing the cattle and sheep. We actually saw 2 twin lambs born moments before. We drove north to the forest and we're delighted by the cafe on a river just before the forest. The rapids were amazing and the beauty... More 

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Fujisawa, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

We were expecting a really touristy area, but no - just minimal parking spaces, a place to clean off any lingering dirt from your shoes, and amazing trees. I suggest you spend time taking all paths around the biggest trees, and take time to just gaze up and think about time, history and nature.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

We drove through the forest, this was very well sign posted. There is parking on the road and toilets should you need them. There is some information and a place for you to clean your shoes/boots before entering. A short 10 minute walk into the forest and you are greeted with Tane Mahuta. He is HUGE! The forest itself is... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2016

Huge Kauri trees everywhere! A selection of short walks from 10 mins to an hour or more if you want to walk between the different areas. Highlights include the biggest known living Kauri tree, Tane Mahuta, a group of 4 trees (the 4 sisters) whose trunks are almost touching they are growing so close to each other, and Te Matua... More 

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